4 Tips for Overcoming the Skills Gap

Motivated job seekers and professionals could use the gap to their advantage.

Worker jumping from one side of the skills gap to the other
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Although the gap is a challenge for the broader economy, it's an opportunity for talented and motivated job seekers and professionals to increase their career opportunities. Highly skilled talent is the backbone of our economy and it will always be in demand, no matter the industry or state of the economy. Learning new skills—or improving existing ones—is an investment that always pays off.

Joyce Russell is EVP and President of Adecco Staffing US, where she oversees field operations and executes growth strategies to keep Adecco the global leader in workforce solutions. She runs all sales initiatives and leads the company's talent acquisition and development strategies. To promote Adecco's brand, Russell manages marketing strategies, maintains business connections with senior leaders of many Fortune 100 corporations, and is Adecco's key media liaison.